8 days in Keystone, Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Keystone, Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Keystone, Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Coal Valley
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
End: Coal Valley

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crazy Horse Memorial as well as Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then trek along Presidential Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone online attractions planner .

Coal Valley to Keystone is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Coal Valley to Keystone. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Coal Valley in June; daily highs in Keystone reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. You will leave for Grand Teton National Park on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Crazy Horse Memorial, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leigh Lake, then explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park day trip website .

You can fly from Keystone to Grand Teton National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Keystone in June since evenings lows in Grand Teton National Park dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Old Faithful has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in June, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. You will leave for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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